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Luv N' Care Gel-Filled Teethers – "Nuby," "Cottontails," and "Playschool"

Recall Class:Class I
Date Recall
Initiated:
July 17, 2009
Product:

Gel-Filled Teethers, various shapes and sizes, marketed under the names, "Nuby," "Cottontails," and "Playschool"

The recall includes the following products:

UPC codeBrand Name
48526-00451   Nuby
48526-00452Nuby
48526-00453Nuby
48526-00454Nuby
48526-00455Nuby
48526-00459Nuby
48526-00467Nuby
48526-00472Nuby
48526-00473Nuby
48526-00482Nuby
48526-00483Nuby
48526-00487Nuby
48526-00490Nuby
48526-00519Nuby
48526-00521Nuby
41520-87115Cottontails
50428-91511Playschool
41520-91660Cottontails
These products were manufactured and distributed from January 18, 2008 through July 17, 2009.
Use:Teethers are used in infants for teething relief.
Recalling Firm:Luv N' Care Ltd.
3030 Aurora Avenue, 2nd Floor
Monroe, Louisiana 71201-7295
Reason for Recall:These teethers may contain harmful bacteria (Bacillus circulans and Bacillus subtilis) in the gel. Use of this product may result in diarrhea, respiratory illness, serious infection, and death.
Public Contact:Consumers with questions may contact the company's consumer service at 1-800-256-2399 ext. 3106, Monday-Friday, between 8am and 5pm Central Time.
FDA District:New Orleans
FDA Comments:

Stop using these teething rings immediately.

The company stopped distributing these products and has notified its distributors to return the products. Consumers are urged to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. The company issued a press release on July 17, 2009.

For more information, see Useful Links below.

Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious injury or death.

Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by FAX.

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